Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, won a U.K. ruling invalidating Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.’s patent protection for technology synchronizing message statuses across multiple devices.
Paramount Pictures Corp. and Mario Puzo’s heirs agreed to drop legal action that began when the movie studio sued “The Godfather” author’s estate to prevent the publication of a sequel to the novel about a Mafia family.
Paramount Pictures Corp.’s interpretation of a 1969 agreement with “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo is costing his estate more than $10 million, the novelist’s son and estate executor said in court papers.
Memory-chip designer Rambus Inc.’s conduct before an industry board won’t be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, clearing an obstacle in the company’s decade-long pursuit of patent royalties from semiconductor makers.
Proceeds from the sequel to Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather” published last week will be put in escrow while Paramount Pictures and the late novelist’s estate pursue litigation over the publishing rights.